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The Henselmans PT Course Certification

9 Months of science-based fitness education for serious lifters and professionals. Spend one evening per week to learn everything you need to optimize your physique, strength and health.

The next courses start on 19 November 2021 &  27 August 2022.

The Henselmans PT Course

Course summary

In this course you’ll learn how to design optimal training, nutrition and supplementation programs for muscle growth, fat loss and strength development.

We’ll also extensively go into food choices for optimal health, diet adherence and, for the professionals, there are modules on physique sports, Powerlifting and marketing your business.

For a full content overview, download the course overview below.

If you pass the online exam at the end of the 9-month course, you become an official Henselmans Certified Personal Trainer. You'll receive a physical certificate via First Class Royal Mail.

NBHWC Approved Continuing Education Providers

What's included?

Here’s what you’ll get

  • PT toolkit
  • Visual learning
  • Extensive exercise library
  • Scientifically up-to-date
  • Networking & community 
  • Build your business
  • Live Q&As

PT toolkit

We provide you with easy guides and spreadsheet calculators to make individualized coaching easier.

Examples include a calculator to estimate a client's genetic potential and muscular balance and a guide on how to deal with social eating events you can directly send to your clients, or use yourself.

PT toolkit

We provide you with easy guides and spreadsheet calculators to make individualized coaching easier.

Examples include a calculator to estimate a client's genetic potential and muscular balance and a guide on how to deal with social eating events you can directly send to your clients, or use yourself.

Visual learning

Most modules are provided in video lecture form as well as in written form. We also include infographics to illustrate more difficult concepts.

Extensive exercise library

Every exercise you'll likely ever need is in our library with descriptions and videos you can directly send to your clients.

Scientifically Up to Date

Thanks to our online format, we're one of the only courses that updates our material based on the latest scientific findings as they become available.

You'll be able to make sense of cutting-edge data before it even reaches the masses.

From Theory to Practice

Gain full access to detailed training and nutrition case studies, directly from real clients of Menno Henselmans's. From "Average Joe's" to international title holders, you'll see how to properly adapt principles to any individual client over time.

Networking & Community

Most course groups include experts of various disciplines, such as high level athletes, physical therapists and other like-minded individuals you can connect with to form friendships and business relations.

After the course, you'll gain access to the alumni network to stay in touch.

Build your business

Looking to start a coaching business of your own? We provide a detailed unit to help you every step of the way, from client acquisition, advertising, email marketing and social media branding.

As a bonus, you'll also have your personal training services featured and promoted by Menno Henselmans for free on the Henselmans Certified Personal Trainer page.

Live Q&A and group discussions

Menno Henselmans and his team (mostly Menno) will answer all of your questions. Menno will also host several live video Q&A sessions.

All for the monthly price of just $10 more than a single consultation with Menno. You will also have unlimited access to Menno's inbox for private questions.

Course intro

Watch this short video where Menno Henselmans explains what you can expect from the course.

Download the entire course outline now

Learn the basics to the gritty details. In 9 months, we cover nutrition, training, health, supplementation, psychology, fitness business management and everything in between. 

Download the PDF now to see an overview of all course contents and how the course works.

The course outline is subject to change pending feedback from the previous course.

Science. Experience. Data.

Sick of contradictory information, theory that doesn't work in the real world and marketing gimmicks?

Our course is fully referenced with direct hyperlinks to scientific papers and illustrated by case studies of Menno's clients, including international level competitors.

Our methods work.

Menno Henselmans

About the founder and course host

A former business consultant specialized in advanced statistical data analysis, the best decision of my life was trading my company car to follow my passion in fitness. I now help serious strength trainees get the most out of their physique with my online coaching, international public speaking events and scientific publications.
  • BSc magna cum laude, MSc with distinction
  • MPA Award winning model & WBFF Fitness Model Competitor
  • International public speaker for i.a. BodyPower, the Norwegian Academy for Personal Training (AFPT) and the Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Association
  • Review author in Sports Medicine, the highest impact factor journal in exercise science & peer-reviewer for the Journal of Human Kinetics
  • Board member of the Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS), India, and FitZonderFabels, the Netherlands, and advisory board member of Legion Athletics, USA

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  • The latest scientific findings on training, nutrition and psychology
  • Over 20 hours of video lectures
  • Dozens of practical, real-world client case studies
  • Full exercise library with extensive technique discussions
  • Networking possibilities for professional collaborations and friendships
  • Live Q&As with Menno Henselmans and his team in the Facebook group
  • Official Certificate: Increase your job opportunities and authority
  • Tools and Guides: Pre-built templates and easy-to-send client guides
  • Business Module: Marketing and building your business from scratch
  • Part-time: 6-8 hours of study time a week
  • Get your services featured and promoted on

Pay in full and save $ 92,-

$ 1791, 1699 USD

Monthly payment plan

9 monthly payments

199 USD / month

Sign up for the pre-sale list above to get an exclusive opportunity to enroll before anyone else.

The next courses start on 19 November 2021 & 27 August 2022.

*Satisfaction guarantee: see below

*Satisfaction guarantee

If you want to stop the course for any reason, send an email to that you want to leave the course and leave the course group on Facebook. We'll then cancel your subscription within 5 business days. 

You only have to pay for months for which you've received any materials. You will be refunded for any other future months if you had already paid in advance. There is no refund for the months you have already received any contents for or the first month of the course.

Financial Benefits

  • Payment options include paying monthly in 9 installments, or upfront via Paypal or bank transfer. Payments start on the date you sign up.
  • Don't agree with the 99% satisfied students? You can leave the course at any time and stop paying (see exact terms above).
  • Enroll with 3+ PTs of the same gym and you all get a $398 discount. Bigger group discounts negotiable via
  • Declare the course as a business expense and save a lot of tax money.


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"Menno's course is the best money you can spend in your life and not just if you want to become a PT.He will educate you not only about training and nutrition but also psychology. Menno is always available to answer all your questions. He is passionate about this and he gives you 10x value more than what you pay for it.I am currently recommending this to all my friends!"

Dr. Alessandro Ferrari, 
PhD in biochemistry, PT and author
The depth of the material goes beyond anything you will find in the current literature or typical PT courses offered.If you are at all interested in furthering your knowledge with an evidence based approach.You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!
Børge A. Fagerli
Creator of Myo-reps & the Biorythym Diet, Owner of
Superb and honestly worth ten times the price. I can't think of a better form of continued professional development. Quite honestly I can say that this was the best learning experience of my entire life. [...] The course has a fluid informal feel, whilst encouraging everyone to interact and benefit from each other's questions and experiences. Menno is rare in that he interprets, implements and teaches a completely rational, evidence-based approach but with clear creativity and flair.
Steven M. Kemp
Online Coach and Vlogger
I have learned so much...the astounding knowledge and advice has given me the platform to achieve great things.
Nina Ross
IFBB Pro Bikini Athlete, Bachelor of Science (with Honors), International Title Holder in Bikini, Figure & Body Fitness
"I can not recommend this course enough to anyone who claims to take their fitness and nutrition endeavors seriously. By cutting through the nonsense that floods the bodybuilding industry and using an evidence-based approach, I can honestly say I've learned more in the past 6 months than the past 6 years.
Joe Flaherty, Certified Henselmans PT
Joe Flaherty Henselmans PT course review
"Menno's PT course was one of the best investment choices I have made for my continuing education.

Each topic in the syllabus is covered thoroughly and he has both anecdotal evidence and research to back up his principles and methods.

If the course topics look interesting to you, definitely sign up!"
Zach Moore, MA, CSCS, USAW, Pn2, Personal Trainer; Coach and Research Coordinator at Precision Nutrition
This course has been eye-opening to me in many ways. You get great frameworks to use with your clients where the guesswork is replaced by concrete guidelines backed by science (to which all the links are provided). Furthermore there is an abundancy of interesting course materials to read and learn, and if this was not enough added with video-lectures and recommended readings. To top this off, you become part of a  wonderful community of like-minded people to ask questions, help eachother out and so on.
Tiemen Esprit 
Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

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Legal Disclaimer: Due to genetic factors and market forces outside of our control, individual results may vary. We cannot guarantee a successful Personal Training career. None of the recommendations within this course constitute medical advice.

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